Frequently asked questions

Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in West Virginia?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in West Virginia can have a caregiver. There are three types of caregivers:

1. Designated by a patient or, if the patient is under 18 years of age, an individual that is a parent or legal guardian of the patient, or
2. An individual designated by a patient or legal guardian, or
3. An appropriate individual approved by the Bureau upon sufficient showing that no parent or legal guardian is appropriate or available.

Caregivers must be on the telemedicine consultation with the patient. There is also a caregiver form which must be filled out and notarized. It is then submitted alongside the patient’s application form. A patient can have 2 caregivers.

Caregivers must be 21 years old. Caregivers must not have been convicted a drug felonies within the past 5 years.